Humanity–Definitions to Ponder

When I was growing up I was proud to be a part of humanity because I felt like it truly Read More →

Sixty Seconds

We all enjoy pretty things. Beautiful beaches, healthy birds, smiling sea turtles, children playing in the white sand. Who wouldn’t Read More →

Chemical Soup

Last night I attended a presentation by four scientists on air quality issues related to the BP Gulf Oil Crisis. Read More →


Today I visited the Theodore, Alabama, Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. For the first time since first coming back to Alabama Read More →

The Big Disconnect

Imagine seeing this on the beach, smelling almost overwhelming heated diesel smell, and watching people in protective gear cleaning the Read More →

Turtle Prayers

Today the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center released a plan formed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA-Fisheries Read More →

BP Offers “Elaborate” Funeral to Boat Captain’s Widow

A BP representative offered the widow of Captain William Allen “Rookie” Kruse as an elaborate a funeral as she wanted Read More →

Sweeping Our Past Clean, Preparing for the Future

While visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore today I observed workers sweeping tiny tar balls into dust pans. As I stood Read More →

Funeral for a Friend

Today surface oil was washing up in the form of brown, oily froth or mousse. Tidal pools along the shore Read More →

Beauty and the Beast

It was a stormy day but the dramatic clouds and wind added to the rugged beauty of my visit to Read More →